Antigua and Barbuda is among the smallest countries in the world and faces considerable challenges shared by many small island developing states (SIDS). On January 18, 2023, the country of around 100,000 people went to the polls to vote for a new parliament.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 29, 2023 - incomprehensibly, as the dawning of 2023 has come and gone, Jamaica continues to lurch from year to year, clinging unsteadily to the apron strings of the erstwhile Mother Country following the transition from Elizabeth II to Charles III as head of state.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 29, 2023 - The Observer editorial writers, who have been 'given basket to carry water', now pronounce that, for them, no reliance can be placed on Mr Justice Panton to "lecture on" Jamaica's judicial system, and proceed to sieze upon a couple brief comments of Paula Llewellyn and Jeremy Taylor to support their contention.
The following is a letter to the Editor by Mr. Vincent Alexander, Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent-Guyana, outlining that there are issues affecting Afro-Guyanese, which are peculiar to them and require the state`s attention and, which gave credence to the relevance of the United Nations` declared decade for People of African Descent to the Afro-Guyanese.
Having read GECOM`s release in response to an article carried in Kaieteur News on Friday, January 20, 2023 under the caption: “GECOM Chair goes it alone”, I wish to make the following observations.
FALMOUTH, Trelawny, Jamaica, January 15, 2023 - Achieving financial freedom is defined as “ living comfortably without money-related stress.” For some, this means having all outstanding debts paid off, while at the same time, having enough money after paying the bills each month, to save, grow retirement savings or simply afford a preferred lifestyle.
December 10, 2022
For the last few months, the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly - Guyana (IDPADA-G) and things African Guyanese have been in the headlines. Unfortunately, not apparent in most of this is a real articulation about, and understanding of, the lived experience of African Guyanese. In instances, where attempts have been made to address those realities, they have been greeted by the denial of antagonists. Some of those antagonists are kin but not kit and others neither kit nor kin.
Once again, Guyanese have had the opportunity to witness, President Ali’s ‘one Guyana’ policy, in the demolition of the homesteads of poor Guyanese, who for many years, have been occupying lands, to live and farm at Mocha Arcadia, on the East Bank of Demerara.
Vice- President Jagdeo has recently announced a new initiative: the introduction of a new identification card that would be universal in its usage. The new card is purportedly intended to facilitate ease of business and travel. It will carry a secure chip with data such as blood type, tax ID number and driver's license.
GEORGETOWN, December 28, 2022 - There has been negligible to zero improvement in the quality of life for ordinary Guyanese the last two years. For many the situation has worsened. Prices have increased a hundredfold on some essential items resulting in greater financial burden.